Is Grease enough?

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  1. Chuck731

    Chuck731 New Member

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    Is grease enough when putting bottom bracket into a Ti frame? Or is something like Ti Prep necessary?
     
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  2. artmichalek

    artmichalek New Member

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    You can get anti-sieze at an auto parts store that works just as well as Ti-Prep and costs a lot less. The biggest difference between anti-sieze and regular grease is that it has small metal (moslty copper) particles suspended in it to interfere with friction welding between the two metals.
     
  3. fish156

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    Mark Hickey of Habenero says to use teflon tape and regular grease. I have done that on two Ti bikes and it works great. Many people just use grease (as suggested by our old friend Boudreaux) and many more will use Ti-Prep or anti-seize. If you do some kind of regular maintenance on your bike, any of those methods should work fine. I have found that the places that you really need Ti-Prep are the other places where bolts thread into a Ti frame - like the bottle cage bolts and the RD fixing bolt. I have used grease in both of those spots, but prefer Ti-Prep.
     
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